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Day Of The Dead (1985)
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12.11.08

Day Of The Dead (1985) The Dead have conquered earth, leaving just small groups of people out of their clutches. One group made up of both scientific and military personal, hiding in a bunker somewhere in Florida tries to get in contact with other survivors of the zombie infestation, but find themselves quite alone in this new world. Desperately searching for a cure and therefore indulging in strange experiments to overcome this strange transformation into zombies, the scientists loose the faith of the military, resulting in a race against death while the zombies take over the facility.. Only common sense can save them now...

Movie Tagline:
The Dead have waited. The day has come.

Also Known As:
George A. Romero's Day of the Dead

Title: Day Of The Dead
Release Date: July 03, 1985
Runtime: 102 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
George A. Romero

Cast:
Lori Cardille ...Sarah
Terry Alexander ...John
Joseph Pilato ...Capt. Rhodes (as Joe Pilato)
Jarlath Conroy ...William McDermott
Anthony Dileo Jr. ...Pvt. Miguel Salazar (as Antone DiLeo)
Richard Liberty ...Logan
Sherman Howard ...Bub (as Howard Sherman)
Gary Howard Klar ...Pvt. Steel (as G. Howard Klar)
Ralph Marrero ...Pvt. Rickles
John Amplas ...Dr. Ted Fisher
Phillip G. Kellams ...Pvt. Miller
Taso N. Stavrakis ...Pvt. Torrez
Gregory Nicotero ...Pvt. Johnson
Don Brockett ...Featured Zombie (chief)
William Cameron ...Featured Zombie
Deborah Carter ...Featured Zombie - Hippie / 2x4 whack
Winnie Flynn ...Featured Zombie - 1st shot in silo
Debra Gordon ...Featured Zombie (1st pulled out of mine)
Jeff Hogan ...Featured Zombie - hat puller
Barbara Holmes ...Featured Zombie - corral captive
David Kindlon ...Featured Zombie - Priest
Bruce Kirkpatrick ...Featured Zombie - Shovelhead
William Andrew Laczko ...Featured Zombie - who bites Steel
Susan Martinelli ...Featured Zombie
Kim Maxwell ...Featured Zombie
Barbara Russell ...Featured Zombie (who kills Miller)
Gene A. Saraceni ...Featured Zombie - 2nd shot in silo
John D. Schwartz ...Featured Zombie (as John Schwartz)
Mark Tierno ...Featured Zombie (2nd pulled out of mine)
Mike Trcic ...Eviscerated Zombie (as Michael Trcic)

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
David Ball
Salah M. Hassanein
Ed Lammi
Richard P. Rubinstein

Writer(s):
George A. Romero

Composer(s):
John Harrison




Trailer(s):
Day Of The Dead Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"The Dead Walk"
"Escape Invasion"
"If Tomorrow Comes"
"Break Down"
"The World Inside Your Eyes"
"The Dead Suite"

More Movie Taglines:
  • The Dead have waited. The day has come.
  • Prepare yourself for the darkest day of horror the world has ever known!
  • First there was "Night of the Living Dead" then "Dawn of the Dead" and now the darkest day of horror the world has ever known
  • The darkest day of horror the world has ever known.
  • Once again, the dead have their day
  • First, he brought us the most frightening film ever made. Then he took his unique version of horror one step further. Now, George Romero takes us out of the night, beyond the dawn, and into the darkest day of horror the world has ever known.
Movie Quote(s):
  • John: I got an alternative, yeah, yeah, I got an alternative. Let's get in that old whirly-bird, find us an island some place, get juiced up and spend what time we got left soakin' up some sunshine! How's that? Sarah: You could do that, couldn't you? With all thats going on, you could just do that without a second thought? John: Right, I could do that even if all this *wasn't* going on!
  • Sarah: Maybe if we tried working together we could ease some of the tensions. We're all pulling in different directions. John: That's the trouble with the world, Sarah darlin'. People got different ideas concernin' what they want out of life.
  • [Bub has saluted Captain Rhodes] Dr. Logan: Apparently he was in the military! Return the salute! See what he does! Captain Rhodes: You want me to salute that pile of walking pus? Salute my ass! Dr. Logan: Your ignorance is exceeded only by your charm, Captain. How can we expect them to behave if we act barbarically ourselves?
  • [first lines] McDermott: Nothing, nothing at all. Sarah: Send again. McDermott: I've been sending up and down the coast from Sarasota to the Everglades and still getting back the same dead air. There's nothing! There's nobody or at least nobody with a radio. Sarah: All right then let's set down, we'll use the bullhorn. McDermott: Set down? Wait a minute, that's not in our contract! Sarah: It's the biggest city within 150 miles and we're going to give it every chance. McDermott: Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Sarah: Set down, John! John: I'll set us down. But I won't leave my seat and I'll keep the engine running. Now the first sign of trouble, I'm going up. If you ain't on board when that happens, you're likely to have a lousy afternoon.
  • Dr. Logan: They are us.
Movie Trivia:
  • The book Dr. Logan gives to Bub is Stephen King's "Salem's Lot."
  • George A. Romero had originally planned for all the zombies to perish in a massive explosion when they stumbled across explosive chemicals in the laboratory. Meanwhile, one of the crew members who had died during the attack was to have stayed dead and not come back as a zombie, thereby giving hope to the survivors.
  • The original script, for which George A. Romero couldn't get budget for, involved the scientists living over-ground in a fortress protected by electrified fences and the military living safely underground. It also involved a small army of trained zombies, and the conclusion to the trilogy more brutal than the current version.This later became the basis of Land of the Dead (2005)
  • All the extras who portrayed zombies in the climax received for their services: a cap that said "I Played A Zombie In 'Day of the Dead'", a copy of the newspaper from the beginning of the film (the one that says THE DEAD WALK!), and one dollar.
  • Most of the zombie extras in this film were Pittsburgh residents who volunteered to help in the film.
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Keywords:
Military, Scientist, Bunker, Florida, Cave  ...[more]


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